Political party strength in Washington (state)

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Washington:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:   Democratic (D),   Nonpartisan (NP),   Populist (P),   Republican (R), and   a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lt. Governor Sec. of State Attorney General Treasurer Auditor Comp. Comm. of Ins. Supt. of Pub. Inst. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House
Comm. of Pub. Lands
1853 Isaac Stevens (D)[1] no such offices no such office no such offices
1854
1855
1856
1857 LaFayette McMullen (D)[1]
1858
1859 Richard D. Gholson (D)[1]
1860
1861 William H. Wallace (R)[1]
1862 William Pickering (R)[1]
1863
1864
1865
1866 George E. Cole (D)[1]
1867 Marshall F. Moore (R)[1]
1868
1869 Alvan Flanders (R)[1]
1870 Edward S. Salomon (R)[1]
1871
1872 Elisha Peyre Ferry (R)[1]
1873
1874
1875
1876
1877
1878
1879
1880 William Augustus Newell (R)[1]
1881
1882
1883
1884 Watson C. Squire (R)[1]
1885
1886
1887 Eugene Semple (D)[1] James B. Metcalf[1]
1888
1889 Miles Conway Moore (R)[1]
Elisha Peyre Ferry (R) Charles E. Laughton (R) Allan Weir (R) William Carey Jones (R) 34R, 1D 61R, 8D, 1I John B. Allen (R) Watson C. Squire (R) 1R
1890
1891 30R, 4D 60R, 17D, 1P
1892 Benjamin Harrison and Whitelaw Reid (R) Red XN
1893 John McGraw (R) F.H. Luce (R) James Price (R) 25R, 9D 50R, 20D, 8P vacant 2R
1894
1895 26R, 5D, 3P 54R, 20P, 4D John L. Wilson (R)
1896 William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall/Thomas E. Watson (D/P) Red XN
1897 John Rankin Rogers (D) Thurston Daniels (P) Will Jenkins (P) Patrick Henry Winston (P) 15P, 13R, 4D, 2SR[2] 45P, 12R, 11SR, 10D George Turner (D) 1D, 1SR
1898
1899 15R, 12P, 7D[3] 68R, 9P, 1 Cit. Addison G. Foster (R) 2R
1900 William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (R) Green tickY
1901 John Rankin Rogers (P)[4] Henry McBride (R) Samuel Nichols (R)[5] Wickliffe Stratton (R) 26R, 8D 59R, 21D
Henry McBride (R)[6] vacant
1902
1903 33R, 9D 80R, 14D Levi Ankeny (R) 3R
1904 Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Green tickY
1905 Albert E. Mead (R) Charles E. Coon (R) John Atkinson (R) 38R, 4D 90R, 4D Samuel H. Piles (R)
1906
1907 85R, 9D
1908 William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman (R) Green tickY
1909 Samuel G. Cosgrove (R)[4] Marion E. Hay (R) Walter Bell (R) 39R, 3D 88R, 6D Wesley Livsey Jones (R)
Marion E. Hay (R)[6] vacant Ithamar Howell (R)[4][7]
1910
1911 William V. Tanner (R) 38R, 4D 84R, 13D Miles Poindexter (R)
1912 Theodore Roosevelt and Hiram Johnson (Prog) Red XN
1913 Ernest Lister (D)[4] Louis Folwell Hart (R) 27R, 9D, 6 Prog. 49R, 29 Prog., 19D 3R, 2 Prog.
1914
1915 29R, 7 Prog., 6D 79R, 13D, 5 Prog. 4R, 1D
1916 Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green tickY
1917 W. W. Sherman (R) C. W. Clausen (R) Clark V. Savidge (R) H. O. Fishback (R) 37R, 5D 83R, 14D
1918
1919 Louis Folwell Hart (R)[8] vacant L. L. Thompson (R) 39R, 3D 87R, 10D 5R
1920 Jay Hinkle (R)[7] Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921 William J. Coyle (R) Clifford L. Babcock (R) 40R, 1D, 1FL 94R, 2FL, 1D
1922
1923 John H. Dunbar (R) 39R, 2FL, 1D 84R, 9D, 4FL Clarence C. Dill (D)
4R, 1D
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 Roland H. Hartley (R) W. Lon Johnson (R) 40R, 2D 92R, 5D
1926
1927 89R, 8D
1928 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 John Arthur Gellatly (R) Charles W. Hinton (R) 41R, 1D 91R, 6D
1930
1931 90R, 7D
1932 Elijah S. Grammer (R) Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
1933 Clarence D. Martin (D) Victor Aloysius Meyers (D) Ernest Hutchinson (D)[4] Garrison Hamilton (D) 25D, 21R 70D, 29R Homer Bone (D) 6D
1934
1935 41D, 5R 93D, 6R Lewis B. Schwellenbach (D)
1936
1937 37D, 9R 91D, 8R
1938 Belle Reeves (D)[4][7]
1939 40D, 6R 73D, 26R
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D) Green tickY
1941 Arthur B. Langlie (R) Smith Troy (D) 37D, 9R 68D, 31R Monrad Wallgren (D)
1942
1943 27D, 19R 59D, 40R 3D, 3R
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D) Green tickY
1945 Monrad Wallgren (D) Russell H. Fluent (D) Cliff Yelle (D) Otto A. Case (D) William A. Sullivan (D) 32D, 14R 63D, 36R Hugh Mitchell (D) Warren Magnuson (D) 4D, 2R
1946
1947 23R, 23D[9] 72R, 27D Harry P. Cain (R) 5R, 1D
1948 Earl Coe (D)[7] Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley (D) Green tickY
1949 Arthur B. Langlie (R) 27R, 19D 67D, 32R 4R, 2D
1950
1951 25D, 21R 54D, 45R
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953 Emmett T. Anderson (R) Don Eastvold (R) 25R, 21D 58R, 41D Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson (D) 6R, 1D
1954
1955 24R, 22D 50D, 49R
1956
1957 Albert Rosellini (D) John Cherberg (D) Victor Aloysius Meyers (D) John J. O'Connell (D) 31D, 15R 56D, 43R
1958
1959 35D, 14R 66D, 33R
1960 Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (R) Red XN
1961 36D, 13R 60D, 39R 5R, 2D
1962
1963 32D, 17R 51D, 48R 6R, 1D
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 Daniel J. Evans (R) Lud Kramer (R)[5] Robert S. O'Brien (D) Robert V. Graham (D) Bert Cole (D) Lee I. Kueckelhan (D) 60D, 39R 5D, 2R
1966
1967 29D, 20R 55R, 44D
1968 Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie (D) Red XN
1969 Slade Gorton (R) Karl Hermann (D) 27D, 22R 56R, 43D
1970
1971 29D, 20R 51R, 48D 6D, 1R
1972 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1973 Frank Brouillet (NP) 30D, 19R 57D, 41R
1974
1975 Bruce Chapman (R)[7] 62D, 36R
1976 Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red XN
1977 Dixy Lee Ray (D) Richard G. Marquardt (R) 5D, 2R
1978
1979 49D, 49R[10] 6D, 1R
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 John Spellman (R) Ralph Munro (R) Ken Eikenberry (R) 25R, 24D[11] 56R, 42D Slade Gorton (R) 5D, 2R
1982 55R, 43D[12]
1983 26D, 23R 54D, 44R Daniel J. Evans (R) 5D, 3R
1984 53D, 45R
1985 Booth Gardner (D) Brian Boyle (R) 27D, 22R
1986
1987 25D, 24R 61D, 37R Brock Adams (D)
1988 25R, 24D[13] Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen (D) Red XN
1989 Joel Pritchard (R) Dan Grimm (D) 63D, 35R Slade Gorton (R)
1990
1991 58D, 40R
1992 Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
1993 Mike Lowry (D) Christine Gregoire (D) Brian Sonntag (D) Jennifer Belcher (D) Deborah Senn (D) 28D, 21R 65D, 33R Patty Murray (D) 8D, 1R
1994
1995 25D, 24R 61R, 37D[14] 7R, 2D
1996 62R, 36D[15]
1997 Gary Locke (D) Brad Owen (D) Mike Murphy (D) Terry Bergeson (NP) 26R, 23D 56R, 42D 6R, 3D
1998 57R, 41D[16]
1999 27D, 23R 49D, 49R[17] 5D, 4R
2000 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D) Red XN
2001 Sam Reed (R) Doug Sutherland (R) Mike Kreidler (D) 25D, 24R Maria Cantwell (D) 6D, 3R
2002 50D, 48R[18]
2003 25R, 24D 52D, 46R
2004 John Kerry and John Edwards (D) Red XN
2005 Christine Gregoire (D) Rob McKenna (R) 26D, 23R 55D, 43R
2006
2007 32D, 17R 62D, 36R
2008 63D, 35R[19] Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) Green tickY
2009 Jim McIntire (D) Peter J. Goldmark (D) Randy Dorn (NP) 31D, 18R 62D, 36R
2010 61D, 37R[20]
2011 27D, 22R 56D, 42R 5D, 4R
2012
2013 Jay Inslee (D) Kim Wyman (R) Bob Ferguson (D) Troy Kelley (D) 25 Coalition, 24D[21] 55D, 43R 6D, 4R
2014 26 Coalition, 23D[22]
2015 26R, 23D[23] 51D, 47R
2016 50D, 48R[24] Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine (D) Red XN
Year Governor Lt. Governor Sec. of State Attorney General Treasurer Auditor Comp. Comm. of Ins. Supt. of Pub. Inst. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Comm. of Pub. Lands
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Governor of Washington Territory.
  2. ^ A coalition between Democrats, Populists, and Silver Republicans elected a Populist, W.H. Plummer, as President Pro Tempore, and organized the chamber. p. 52
  3. ^ A coalition between Democrats and Populists elected a Populist-turned-Democrat, Augustus High, as President Pro Tempore, and organized the chamber. p. 38 p. 54
  4. ^ a b c d e f Died in office.
  5. ^ a b Resigned.
  6. ^ a b As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
  7. ^ a b c d e Initially appointed by Governor to fill vacancy; later elected in his own right.
  8. ^ As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term, and was later elected in his own right.
  9. ^ A coalition of Republicans and nine conservative Democrats elected a Republican President Pro Tempore, Victor Zednick. p. 142 p. 140
  10. ^ A power-sharing agreement was negotiated, and co-Speakers from both parties were elected. All committees were co-chaired and evenly divided between the parties.
  11. ^ A senator switched parties from Democrat to Republican, giving the Republicans the majority.
  12. ^ A special election flipped a seat from the Republicans to the Democrats.
  13. ^ A special election flipped a seat from the Democrats to the Republicans, flipping the chamber.
  14. ^ Was 60-38 GOP, but a representative switched parties from Democrat to Republican.
  15. ^ Another representative switched parties from Democrat to Republican.
  16. ^ A special election flipped a seat from the Democrats to the Republicans.
  17. ^ A power-sharing agreement was negotiated, and co-Speakers from both parties were elected. All committees were co-chaired and evenly divided between the parties.
  18. ^ A special election flipped a seat from the Republicans to the Democrats, breaking the tie and flipping the chamber.
  19. ^ A representative, Fred Jarrett, switched parties from Republican to Democrat.
  20. ^ A special election flipped a seat from the Democrats to the Republicans.
  21. ^ A coalition of 2 Democrats and 23 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority.
  22. ^ A special election flipped a seat from the Democrats to the Republicans.
  23. ^ A Democrat supports the Republican Senate Majority, and is a part of their caucus.
  24. ^ A special election flipped a seat from the Democrats to the Republicans.

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